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Need Profile Evaluation. [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2010, 15:00
Hello

Can you kindly evaluate my profile.

Any suggestions are welcome. I really apreciate your time and effort.


Personal details:

-Male/35/Indian/IT
-Married with one kid/Living in USA
-GMAT Score: 730 (M 50, V 40)
-Grad Degree:
Industrial and Systems Engineering (Texas A&M - Top 5 IE schools in US)
GPA 3.4
-UnderGrad Degree: Mechanical Engineering (Reputed Engineering School)
GPA 3.9,
-Consistently High Grades/Ranks in all academic career. Ranked in Top 5 of the class each year through schools and undergrad.

Work Experience:
10 years in USA (IT), 2 years in India (Engineering)

1. Worked for one of the most prestigiious engineering company after finishing undergrad. Worked on Process automation.
2. After Masters, working in US for last 10 years. Had decent growth in responsibilities. Currently I am technical lead and manage development and support projects with Teams including members from US/India and Argentina. Have managed project involving 8 developers in 3 countries. Project was a great success that helped win back more client business.
3. Have worked closely with Project mangers and have good insights into project management.
4. Passed my PMP certification to have more rounding of skills
5. Was involved with CRY Chapter and with Indian Classical music organization as a volunteer but last 3-4 years have been hard on extra curricular since birth of our son.

Motivation:
1. Stagnation in current career.
2. Need to advance in career. Catch up on some lost time if u will.

Strong skills:
1. Have been always a top performer at my work. (appraised "exceed expectations" for most years)
2. Strong technical / analytical/ communication/ interpersonal and leadership skills
3. Work very well in team environment

Weakness:

1. age (?)
2. Community work
3. Dont have management experience in most generalized sense of the word. (no budget p&l responsibility etc).

Post MBA Plans (for now)
Career in IT management.

Tragetting:
General Management
1 Year Full time MBA prorams
IMD (first choice)
INSEAD
HEC
LBS
OXFORD
IIM (india)
ISB (india)
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Re: Need Profile Evaluation. [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 16:25
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Hello,

You have quite a bit of full-time work experience, so it's good that you're focusing on European schools (which tend to skew older than U.S. programs).

Don't worry about having traditional, formalized managerial experience; it's more important that you can point to instances where you went beyond your job description and made a real impact on your company/team.

One other thought: You mention "stagnation" as a reason for wanting an MBA. That's a realistic reason why many applicant pursue an MBA, but you don't want that to come through too much in your application. Business schools want to accept people who are successful and whom can be made more successful by going through the program. People who are just "stuck" in a job aren't nearly as appealing to admissions officers.

Good luck!
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Re: Need Profile Evaluation. [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 23:05
Scott, Many Thanks.

You brought up excellent point. I will definitely make sure I dont bring out being stagnant as motivation.

Based on my profile though...do you think those schools are in the reach? Am i being too ambitious? Do you suggest I add ot subtract any?

Thanks for your time and guidance.
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Re: Need Profile Evaluation. [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2010, 16:43
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No, I don't think those schools (taken together) are too ambitious. I do recommend that you cast a fairly wide net (i.e., apply to at least four or five schools), to maximize your chances of success!

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